Professor Kristin Lanzoni taught "The Art and Architecture of Early Modern Venice" course to Macalester College art history students in the Spring of 2010. Using plans, elevations, paintings, and prints of now lost sixteenth-century Venetian monuments, groups of students recreated the exterior and interior appearance of three different ecclesiastical spaces with the architectural program, Google Sketch Up. Perusing seventeenth-century guidebooks and descriptions of the artwork contained in the interior spaces, students tracked down those paintings and sculptures now scattered in various museums, churches, and collections and placed them into this recreated setting. The result is the ability for “visitors” to visualize and experience historically important early modern architectural monuments that would otherwise be inaccessible to viewers.
Submissions from 2010
Chiesa di Santa Lucia, Avery Glassman, Anna Leicht, Chloe Nelson, Christina Park, and Hilary Schroeder
San Geminiano Parish Church, Helena Anderson, Oliver Cano, Catie Skluzacek, and Doris Zhao
Sant'Antonio di Castello, Erin Cusac, Katharine Heg, Valencia Whitehurst, and Alberto Rios de la Rosa